–LOS ANGELES FOUR-PIECE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BAND–
ANNOUNCES SOPHMORE EP
DUE OCTOBER 21, 2015
RELEASES COVER OF ROYAL BLOOD’S
‘FIGURE IT OUT’
Emerging Los Angeles-based four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band HUDSON, who are releasing their sophomore EP–titled CAST OUT–independently on Wednesday, October 21 and are currently supporting the EP with a residency throughout Sept-Oct. (with more dates TBA). Check out the video of the quartet performing Royal Blood‘s “Figure It Out” live at Swinghouse Studios in Los Angeles below:
“We decided to cover Royal Blood’s ‘Figure it Out’ because they’re one of the newer rock n roll bands we’re listening to. There aren’t many new bands out there right now with the edge and attitude we seek in rock n roll, and this is our favorite song from their debut album. The sonics they’re getting from just drums and bass are huge, and we wanted to see how big we could make this song in our style while giving a nod to a band we respect.”
CAST OUT captures the band’s powerful sound shaped by childhood influences ranging from The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd and Nirvana. HUDSON’s energy hits listeners with a musical concoction of no frills classic rock ‘n’ roll highlighted by David’s unique whiskey-soaked, growling vocal style and complimented by his band mates’ unflinching guitar tones, harmonies and Billy Gibbons-esque blues stomps. Fans of Led Zeppelin, Jack White, Black Crowes and ZZ Top will want to check out HUDSON. For upcoming album announcements, new music, tour dates and more, stay tuned at hudsontheband.com.
Confirmed tour dates below, with more to be announced soon.
Tuesday, October 20 West Hollywood, CA Whisky a Go Go *EP release party*
HUDSON formed in 2013, though the seeds for the band’s roots were planted several years before. Guitarist Chris Llewellyn and bassist Brian Cohen–who’ve produced, written for, and toured with a number of major label artists–met singer David Hudson at a show. After hearing David sing a cover of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” they were immediately taken with the whiskey-soaked growl coming through his microphone and knew that they had stumbled onto something special. The two recall, “We grew up listening to great singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, who had a tone that was unique and memorable, and when we first heard David we knew we had to work with him. We were looking for a lead singer who had the tone, songwriting skills and attitude on stage to head the next big rock ‘n’ roll band. We saw the potential in David and knew we had to find a way to work together.” Llewellyn called up Christian Thierbach IV whom he’d met while attending a high school summer program at Berklee College of Music to provide his thunderous percussion skills and round out the quartet in late 2013. HUDSON found their sound during a streak of live performances in early 2014, which included a two-month month residency at the world-famous Viper Room and multiple performances at SXSW. The band took a break to record their debut EP In The Unknown which was released in June 2014. The lead single “Weightless” received critical acclaim and was put in rotation at over 100 non-commercial and college radio stations across the U.S.